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BL Global 50

Profile fund

Data as of 21/02/2020

Risk level

Low High
Recommended investment horizon : > 4 years

Performance

Average annual performance since launch 4,57 %

Performance as at 21/02/2020

FUNDS
2017 1,91 %
2018 -1,79 %
2019 14,22 %
Since 01/01/2020 4,11 %
Over the last 12 months 14,08 %
Over 3 years 15,84 %
Since launch 224,62 %
Asset breakdown
Equities 39,48 %
Gold 21,41 %
Bonds 17,84 %
Cash 11,89 %
Hedged Equities 9,39 %
Breakdown by currency
EUR 39,56 %
GOLD 21,49 %
JPY 10,44 %
USD 10,16 %
CHF 6,16 %
Others 12,20 %
Main positions
Source Physical Markets PLC -Secured Gold-Linked Certificates 2009-31.12.2100 on Gold Cmdty Secured 31/12/2100 7,02 %
Deutsche Boerse Commodities GmbH - 2007-o.f. Verfall auf Gold 31/12/2049 5,48 %
WisdomTree Metal Securities - 2007-o.f. Verfall auf Gold 4,86 %
Deutschland 2017 .25% 15-02-2027 0,25 15/02/2027 4,40 %
Deutschland Series 177 2018 0% 14-04-2023 0,00 14/04/2023 4,24 %

Strategy

Investment objective and policy

BL-Global 50 invests around 50% of its assets in bonds and money market instruments and 50% in equities. Geographically, the fund invests in Europe and the United States, and from time to time in Japan and the emerging markets. The fund's aim is to achieve better returns than the bond markets, while keeping well below the volatility associated with pure equity investments.

Management report - 4th Quarter 2019

Thanks to central bank stimulus and the Phase One trade agreement between the United States and China, risk assets performed particularly strongly in the fourth quarter, while more defensive assets were sidelined by investors. From September to December, the MSCI All Country World Index net total return expressed in euros gained 5.8%. In terms of sectors, technology headed the leader board while consumer staples fell over the period. The J.P. Morgan Government Bond Index EMU Unhedged LOC gave up 2.9%. The price of gold, the ultimate safe-haven asset, was unchanged (expressed in euros). Due to the fund's defensive management strategy, BL Global 50 scarcely benefited from the appreciation of risk assets, with the NAV (retail accumulation share net of fees in euros) rising by 1.4% over the quarter. No changes were made to the portfolio's structure in the last three months of 2019. At the end of December, the fund was 50.5% invested in equities, with 10% of this allocation hedged through the sale of futures. The bond segment, amounting to 18.5% of the portfolio, was composed entirely of German government bonds, with an average duration of 3.9. Certificates investing in precious metals accounted for 19.5% of the portfolio. The portfolio's geographic allocation was as follows: Europe 31% (10% hedged), United States 10%, Japan 6.5% and emerging markets 3%. In the cash segment, 5% of the portfolio's assets have been placed in Swiss francs and Japanese yen, which should act as safe-haven currencies if higher volatility returns to the equity markets.

General information

Net Asset Value 
Calculated Every business day
NAV class B capitalisation shares (21/02/2020) 2 011,75 EUR
NAV class A capitalisation shares (21/02/2020) 1 063,62 EUR
Latest dividend 3,44 EUR
Date of last dividend payment  07/02/2020
CODES Internal capitalisation code : 1061355000
Internal distribution code : 1136268000
ISIN capitalisation code : LU0048292808
ISIN distribution code : LU0048292634
WKN capitalisation code : 974591
WKN distribution code : 986854
SICOVAM capitalisation code : 948387
SICOVAM distribution code : 989729
Net assets (million) 361,84 EUR
Launch date 25/10/1993

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